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There will be no global 6G unless we resolve sovereignty concerns in 5G governance

Governments have underestimated the importance of technology governance in 5G development and will look to reassert control over key technologies. If future technologies are to be based on global standards, and not become geographically fragmented, the technology community need to urgently address this challenge.

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Fig. 1: The digital stack and cybersecurity protection.
Fig. 2: Three approaches to strategic autonomy to safeguard sovereignty.


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Timmers, P. There will be no global 6G unless we resolve sovereignty concerns in 5G governance. Nat Electron 3, 10–12 (2020).

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